Buying, Selling or Restructing a Business

Selling your business, buying a new business or taking over an existing business can be a complex and often time-consuming process. Our experienced corporate team makes this process as easy as possible for you with minimal disruption to your business, to ensure that you get the outcome you want from the transaction.

We take you through the process of buying and selling a business from heads of terms, to negotiation of documents and disclosure of material issues, through to completion, working hand-in-hand with our specialist property and employment lawyers, as well as external financial and tax advisors, to ensure that you receive a comprehensive service.

Getting the most out of any transaction, be it a merger, acquisition or sale of a company, means that you will have to complete the key stages of a corporate sale or purchase:

  • Agreeing the basic terms (Heads of Agreement / Heads of Terms)
  • Completing Due Diligence enquiries or responses
  • Drafting a Purchase / Sale Agreement
  • Completing any corporate formalities
  • Dealing with employment issues
  • Liaising with your accountants and tax advisers

Our Corporate lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with UK and international mergers and acquisitions from SMEs to larger, more complex international transactions, and across a wide range of sectors and industries. We also advise on corporate finance and funding arrangements, including reviewing loan and security documentation.

Choosing the right legal advisors is paramount in any company or share sale or purchase. Our approach to your company means that we are in the best position possible to offer a complete package to help you, not just with your transaction, but also the work that is required once the deal has gone through.

For more information about our Corporate and Commercial Services, or to find out more about how we can help you and your business, please contact us.